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Publisher's Summary

Christy Award winner Ann Tatlock is a top name in inspirational fiction. In Promises to Keep, 11-year-old Rosalind finds 70-year-old Tillie on her front porch - again. Wanting to die in the place where she lived for half a century, Tillie continues leaving her senior living complex and finding her way “home.” Annoyed at first, Rosalind’s mother finally lets Tilly live with them. And when danger nears, Tillie selflessly determines to protect the family she has adopted as her own.
©2011 Ann Tatlock (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Debbie on 04-29-15

Love and Real Family

Roz, who's eleven years old wants her daddy . . . what girl doesn't? And she, her brothers and her mother have left him and moved to a new town . . . where her mom now has a job . . . Her daddy cried like a baby when they left . . . he said he'd change . . . Now, of all the things, Tillie, the old woman who used to own the house that they've bought, comes sitting on the front porch, saying it's HER house. Tillie wants to die in their house. She and her husband built that house. Well, her mom needs a babysitter . . . so I guess Tillie's moving in! It's just all too much for Roz . . . who dreams of her mom and daddy reconciling . . . and living happily ever after. And Roz' new friend, Mara has some daddy dreams of her own . . . so they make a pact, they will keep each other's daddy dreams a secret. It's just that some things about daddy just don't exactly add up . . .

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By Kathy on 10-13-12

The insights of an adult, told through the voice o

Where does Promises to Keep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best I've read in a long while, and as good as Tatlock's I'll Watch the Moon or All the Way Home.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Promises to Keep?

The last few chapters were great, but could only have been so because Tatlock wove such a gripping story with such great characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

Tilly to the rescue! I'll not give it away.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to mention.

Any additional comments?

I love the warmth of Barbara Caruso, and often buy a book because of her reading. She obviously pays close attention to the characters in the books she narrates, which is a bonus for the listener.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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